Review the Trusted Computing Group SWID Message and Attributes Specification

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) has developed a number of standards around the Trusted Network Computing (TNC) architecture.  The latest of these standards that’s open for public review is the SWID Message and Attributes specification.  The review window is open until May 31, 2015

This is a fairly vertically focused specification and will be primarily of interest if you understand, use, or develop products around the TNC architecture.  The specification accommodates both the 2009 as well as the soon to be published 2015 revisions of the ISO/IEC 19770-2 SWID specification.

SWID tags are gaining significant traction in the industry as IBM now deploys all their non-mainframe software with SWID tags, and Microsoft, Symantec and other large commercial entities are also deploying SWID tags with their software titles.  SWID tags allow significantly more automation of organizational IT Asset Management, Security and Logistics processes, and will make these processes significantly more accurate and less costly to manage.

The web page provided above gives the details on how to download the specification and report any issues/problems you discover.